Laguna Police said on Friday they have arrested the suspect, a tricycle driver in the rape of a student of the University of the Philippines Los Banos.
Laguna Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Florendo Saligao said 26-year-old Jose Montecillo y Vivas, alias “Joey,” was arrested at a relative’s house in Calauan town around 12:45 a.m. Friday.
“Hindi ito nanlaban nang siya ay nahuli… sumuko rin agad siya at inamin naman niya.”
Montecillo, 26, allegedly admitted to raping the UPLB student.
Saligao explained that police got a break when they learned from Montecillo’s wife, who has just given birth, that she received a letter from Montecillo asking for forgiveness for his crime. He had told her he was going to leave and hide.
Montecillo has five children.
Saligao revealed that the student did not take the tricycle at the tricycle terminal, which is manned by a barangay tanod. But because of the long queue she decided to walk away from the terminal and wait for a tricycle along the way. She was offered a ride by Montecillo while she was walking alone.